About us

About the ship

It’s not easy to build an 18th-century ship in full 1:1 scale without the help of any original drawings. It doesn’t make it any easier when solely using the tools, building methods and materials of that time. In addition to that, the ship has to fulfill today’s safety requirements from authorities. However, sometimes, impossible dreams grow wings and take flight. Götheborg of Sweden is today the largest ocean-going wooden sailing ship in the world.

The ship's history

Good stories are worth to be told, particularly the story of Götheborg of Sweden. The Swedish East India Company, one of Sweden’s most successful brands in history, was founded in the year of 1731. The Trade Company traded with China and completed a total of 132 voyages with 37 ships until it ceased in 1813. In 1993 the Swedish East India Company was re-established in order to revive, manage, operate, and develop the art of Swedish shipbuilding and seamanship.

About the company

SOIC Ship Management, who operates the ship Götheborg, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Greencarrier AB. SOIC Ship Management's mission is to ensure that the ship is kept in excellent condition so that she can and will continue to sail on the world seas. After extensive maintenance, including two shipyard visits, as well as lifting and inspecting the main mast, Götheborg is ready to sail again. She is still the world’s largest wooden ocean-going sailing ship!

Latest news

We're now open to visitors in Gothenburg

27 September 2021

Come for a guided tour on board Götheborg! Starting Saturday October 2nd, we are open to visitors on weekends, Saturdays and Sundays 12:00 – 15:00. You can buy your tickets online or on-site, in our shop. Please note that the ship can only be visited in the company of a guide.

Thank you Stockholm!

24 September 2021

Now back in Gothenburg, we want to direct a big thank you to Stockholm – the city, our partners and guests, and everyone who came to visit us on board or from the quay. It was a week with fantastic events and great meetings, and we were overwhelmed by the warm and enthusiastic welcome from all our guests and the citizens of Stockholm.

Götheborg is arriving to Gothenburg tomorrow

11 September 2021

Tomorrow, Sunday 12 September, at 2 pm, Götheborg is coming back to Gothenburg and Pir 4 on Eriksberg. It's been nearly a month since she left Gothenburg to sail to Stockholm and back.